A Healing Touch Transformational Bodywork
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Bodywork, like the massage and specialized techniques we practice, can help your body, mind and spirit to relax and unwind. The deep calm that can be achieved in a session with a skillful therapist can help you to find your center, while attaining clarity and a fresh perspective on your life. The massage techniques we offer allow you the opportunity to love yourself more fully.

We offer personalized services that address pain and stress to help you create a more balanced, centered life. This work creates space to re-integrate lost fragments of yourself that have been isolated through injury, trauma and self-judgment. You can give yourself permission to open your heart to the feelings you have been hiding from and to release that which keeps you separate from the beautiful perfection that you are.

At A Healing Touch, we believe that through taking the time to heal ourselves, we can positively impact the entire world. This belief forms the foundation of our healing practice. When we receive regular bodywork and take the time to be still, we are more grounded and calm, better able to live a heart-centered life.
Highlights

read more › Jamilah graduated with a 500 hour certificate from the Michigan Institute of Healing Arts & Sciences in 2008. Other certifications include Acces Bars, Pillosage Thermal Connective Tissue Therapy, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and cupping. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. Jamilah opened A Healing Touch in 2010 so that she would have the time and space she needed to pursue her passion for educating clients in self-care.

read more › The techniques of both Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy and John Barnes MyoFascial Release focus on treating the fascial system of the body. Fascia is connective tissue that gives shape and structure to our bodies. It wraps around each cell, vessel, muscle fiber, muscle bundle, bone and organ as one large sheath of tissue. Because the fascia connects throughout the body, an injury in one area can refer consequences to another part of the body. For MyoFascial Release and Signature Sessions, please bring a bathing suit (two-piece for women) or running shorts (not leggings) and a sports bra (for women) to change into prior to your session.

read more › We offer a variety of massages at A Healing Touch, including Medical, Sports, Ayurvedic, CBD, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Lymphatic, Chair, Relaxation and Therapeutic. If you are tall, or would like multiple areas focused on in your session, then it is recommended you schedule 75-90 minutes with your therapist. Massage sessions range from 15-120 minutes. The one hour price is $85. Shelly offers organic scrubs such as the Warming Foot Scrub, a 30 minute service, and the Rejuvenating Body Polish, a one hour service.

read more › The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person's well-being has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India. The ancient Hawaiians called it ti or ki. It has also been called orgone energy and elan vital, and science refers to it as biofield energy. When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you're more susceptible to illness.

read more › Trigger Point Therapy is a specialized technique focused on increasing range of motion and decreasing pain. Janet Travell, personal physician to John F. Kennedy, postulated that up to 75% of common pain has a muscular component. She produced ground-breaking work in trigger point therapy. Trigger point work can be incorporated into a Signature Session with Jamilah or as a stand-alone service. An active trigger point is a tight place in the belly of a muscle that refers pain, numbness or other sensations to another place in the body.

read more › Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle technique that assists the lymphatic system in working more efficiently. Healthy lymph is a clear, watery-looking fluid that flows throughout vessels in the body into lymph nodes, which filter out the waste and debris from the system. When the lymph system is damaged or blocked up, excess fluid may accumulate in the body causing lymphedema. A full body Manual Lymph Drainage session is a 50-60 minute, treatment of the body's lymphatic system ($85-$105) or a 40 minute Lymph-Lift treatment of the head, neck and face ($75).

read more › Tape can be a great addition to a massage session. Jamilah includes taping in her Signature Sessions to provide pain relief, offer support to the body's structure and promote the movement of lymphatic fluid throughout affected tissues. She also offers a 15 minute taping session for $20. She learned these techniques through ROCKTAPE and uses their tape exclusively. Common areas for tape application are the low back or upper back. The tape can be left on for up to five days. It is 97% cotton and will stay on as you shower.

read more › Cupping involves using suction to lift and release the tissues. It is used by acupuncturists to treat constitutional imbalances but, at A Healing Touch, we use it as another tool for pain relief. Clients generally find it feels good as the cups lift and separate the layers of tissue, allowing for better circulation. If it is uncomfortable it is easy for us to adjust the amount of suction.

read more › Self-care is an integral part of a healing journey. It is important to evaluate habits, postures and life-style choices that contribute to pain patterns. I will use my knowledge and observation skills to help determine different factors that are contributing to the symptoms you are experiencing. I will refer you to other professionals if I believe they can help you. It is up to you, though, to continue the work at home by addressing the trigger points and myofascial restrictions we identify through self-care.

read more › Packages expire one year from date of purchase and are for the use of a single client or family. Gift Certificates expire five years from date of purchase. We sell doTerra essential oils, RockTape, massage balls, warm pillows and other self-care items at our office. Please contact us ahead of time if you would like to drop by as we do not have a receptionist.

read more › Please allow adequate time before your massage to navigate construction and find our office. This is 1.5 blocks north of the 6th St. Bridge and within the Boardwalk Condominiums, a five story light-colored brick building across the street from Canal Park. On-street metered parking is available as well as a small metered lot across the street from the main entrance to the building. The parking meters run Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Side streets are also paid parking but without meters.

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